Features and Amenities:
- Location: Chianti, Tuscan Countryside, Florence
- Typology: Villa, Country House
- Condition: To Restore
- Size: 1250 mq 13455 sqft
- Land: 1 ha - 2,47 ac
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 6
- Number of buildings: 1
- Garden: yes
- Pool: pool not present, but can be realised
- Olive Grove: yes 5856 mq 63035 sqft
- Parking: yes
- Private access road: good access road
- Extra features: unique fortress style
Description in Detail
The beauty of the surrounding Chianti countryside, with the smoothness of its hills, the olive groves and vineyards spread all around. The charming original stone walls with thousands of years of history: all these features make Torre il Palagio a gem and a one-of-a-kind property.
Located about 20 km south of Florence in the direction of Siena, near some highly sought-after areas.
The Villa was originally a watchtower built around 1100. Due to its strategic location, it has been the main residence of important noble Florentine families since the XV century until the late ‘900, when it was purchased by the current owners.
The property is currently divided into two separate units, for a total of 1250 sqm, easily reconnectable: the main villa of about 900 mq and an apartment of about 180mq with its independent entrance.
The main entrance opens onto a charming porch that leads to a beautiful courtyard, equipped with a well and the original oven, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view above the surrounding hills.
The porch naturally divides the house into 2 areas: the left side, where the owners currently live and the right side, which needs some renovation work.
On the left side, we find the living room with a charming stone fireplace, the kitchen with direct access to the courtyard, a second living room with a large stone fireplace with access to the outdoor patio, a utility room, and a study room with direct access to the courtyard.
From the hallway going downstairs, we find a characteristic vaulted cellar.
The first floor contains a living room that connects the 4 bedrooms: the master bedroom with large panoramic balcony, an impressive stone bathroom, and three additional bedrooms that share a bathroom.
The right area was used as studio and most of the rooms have been intentionally left unfinished in order to allow a potential buyer creative freedom to restore them according to his/her personal taste. There is a former kitchen with fireplace with direct access to the balcony and three large workshops.
Outside there is the possibility to recover an area of about 80 mq to construct another apartment perfect for guests or staff.
Access to the apartment is through a lovely entrance hall with a handmade iron staircase that leads to the first floor composed of a large living room with a big stone fireplace, a kitchen, and one bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
From the living room, a staircase leads to the second floor where you can find a bathroom and a large furnished corridor with walk-in closet doors. In a few steps, you reach the charming master bedroom, located inside the tower surrounded by stone walls and large windows that offer unique views of the surrounding countryside.
A hectare of olive groves, woodland, and a large parking lot complete the property.
Given its uniqueness, the property has exceedingly great potential, both for further subdivision and to the creation of a spacious contemporary home.
The characteristic inner courtyard, the exceptional shape, the large luminous rooms, and many other distinct features make this property truly unmatched. Something one-of-a-kind, and difficult to find.
Just as it did with ours, Villa Torre il Palagio is sure to steal your heart.
Current State and Condition
The right side fo the villa was restored and the owner currently lives there. The left side is unfinished and needs renovation and cosmetics works.
The property requires renovation works and customization.
Land Registry Details
the house is up to code and ready for sale
Utilities and Services
- Water: connected to the municipal pipeline + well present inside the property
- Heating: LPG gas
- City: Florence
The property is located at the beginning of the Chianti area a 20-minute drive from Florence and 5 minutes from the first furnished town. It is ideal to live there both as a main residence either as a second home.